Welcome to Librarium Online!
Join our community of 80,000+ members and take part in the number one resource for Warhammer and Warhammer 40K discussion!
Registering gives you full access to take part in discussions, upload pictures, contact other members and search everything!
After reading the "Daemon Worlds" article on the GW website, I got a craving to model my Bloodletters' and Bloodthirsters' bases on streams of lava. After a few hours of experimenting, I discovered the two best methods. I dubbed them, "The Easy Way" and "The Hard Way". Praise my originality. Anyway, just thought I'd share my findings on LO for your perusal. Enjoy. (Sorry about lack of pictures, my camera's dodged up big time. Maybe some at a later date.)
The Easy Way
Step 1: Base your models in the usual way. Modelling sand works best for the next stages. Paint and drybrush them in dark greys to represent an ash-covered wasteland.
Step 2: Starting at the model's feet, paint thin lines in Scab Red using a Standard Brush. They should continue to the edge of the base. Paint several of these lines, adding extra lines between them to connect them to each other. Finally, add a few short random lines to represent the still-flowing lava.
Step 3: Still using a Standard Brush, paint the lines in Blood Red, leaving a bit of the basecoat showing around the edges.
Step 4: Now using a Detail Brush, paint over the lava in Blazing Orange, this time leaving a fair bit of the original colours showing.
Step 5: Finally, use a Fine Detail Brish to apply random highlights of Bad Moon Yellow in places to represent the hottest areas of lava. These should be most highly concentrated around the model's feet to represent the daemonic energies surrounding them.
This method produces a simple, but very effective, lava design - very fitting for the twisted armies of Chaos.
The Hard Way
Step 1: Apply foamcard or the pink polystyrene regularly used in White Dwarf all over the base. It should be no more than a few millimetres deep.
Step 2: Using a craft knife, cut out sections from the foam to represent sunken riverbeds of lava. Bevel the edges of the foam to suit the edge of the base.
Step 3: At this point, the model should be glued to the base if it hasn't been so already. The crafting part is complete.
Now follow steps 1-5.
Finally, use either a liberal application of Water Effects, or a few coats of gloss or satin varnish to give your lava a smooth, liquid effect.
Although it takes a bit more time and effort, this method is perfect for the daemonic entities of the Warp.
That's all for Thewineguy's Workshop this week. Hope you found my tips useful.
Now offering an affordable Tournament Legal Quality Commission pricing. Find out more here!